Santa Arrives by Boat at Masconomo Park
Jan02

Santa Arrives by Boat at Masconomo Park

On Saturday, December 1st the Manchester Community Center, Manchester Mother’s Club and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Jingle Bell Walk. The Annual Jingle Bell Walk which is co-sponsored by the Community Center, The Manchester Mother’s Club and The Chamber of Commerce was scheduled this year for Saturday, December 1st. Santa arrived at Masconomo Park by boat at 1pm. The jolly man lead the children on a Jingle Bell...

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40 Years and Still Going Strong!
Jan01

40 Years and Still Going Strong!

As part of The Cricket’s end-of-the-year edition planning, we came across this picture from July, 1978 when Coldwell Banker first opened its doors as “Hunneman Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate” in downtown Manchester.  Lo and behold, pictured here are Nannie Winslow with Bob Mintern (l) and Joe Leonard(r).  Forty years later, Nannie is still working at Coldwell Banker as a top...

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Masons Annual Seniors Holiday Dinner
Dec30

Masons Annual Seniors Holiday Dinner

Master Mason Todd Crane poses with Vin Terrill, a 65-year member of the Masons, at the annual Mason dinner for the Manchester senior...

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the MERMHS
Nov14

Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the MERMHS

Veteran’s Day ceremonies at the Manchester Essex Middle High School are always a solemn event. The guest speaker was Lt. Mark W. Schmink, Marine for life and Chief Executive of the Rockport Police Department. He spoke of how he decided to join the Marines when he learned at the recruiting station that his birthday and the birth of the Marines was one and the same. Other veterans depicted are; George Nickless, Ed Gavin, Bob Cannon and...

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Hornets Runners-Up in MIAA Sectional Final
Nov14

Hornets Runners-Up in MIAA Sectional Final

Saturday’s MIAA Sectional Championship was a disappointment for the Lady Hornets as they fell to annual rival Watertown 1-0. An almost perfectly executed game was played by the Hornets with several shots on goal and several corners. The difference was the one corner that the Red Raiders executed that resulted in the solitary goal. The Hornets ended the season 16-1-5, top of the Baker...

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Hornets Face Watertown Red Raiders – Again
Nov13

Hornets Face Watertown Red Raiders – Again

In the game of the season on Saturday at North Andover the Hornets met their nemesis, the Watertown Red Raiders in what could arguably be the best game of their many match-ups. Here Anna Coyne, Christina Bullock and Bridget Twombly battle for the ball. ME had control of the game from the start frustrating the Watertown coach. Watertown got one corner that resulted in one shot on goal that turned the tide. Watertown won its 11th...

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